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Carodwen

How weird it is that this needs to be said. Since most PnP gamers have this as basic common sense.

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Quote Originally Posted by Carodwen View Post
You have created a thought for a game you want. You have finally found a DM willing to create and run this story you have been wanting. Found a couple players. and it is finally time to game! One player complete no shows without any kinda respect or notification another player puts a half arse effort and is consistently late, to their own game none the less etc ect ect


Pen and Paper gaming is a very old way of playing games and socializing with friends. Or even making new friends. It was a way to give the "Nerd" something they could do with their other friends. (as my father so eloquently puts it.) But there is, or at least USED to be a high amount of respect amongst other players, aside from dying in some horrific accident or Mom wanting you to stay home for the evening, most gamers understood that if they were to no show, at least a notification would suffice. And If they set up the game they would at least see it through.

That obviously doesn't really exist anymore though and, sad as it may be, I feel it will be consistent in the tabletop online community. Shame too.
The other players suffer the most in this. Including any GM that may put enormous amounts of time and effort into the game, even if its not their idea for the game. They are loyal and put forth all effort.

That being said. I was in a group like that. One had no courtesy to even bother saying they was not really interested and the other just felt like doing other things. Mean while the other players, who have chiseled out a bit of time to play this game that was someone elses idea, are left in the wind to fend for themselves in a 4 player minimum campaign and now they are only two. Having to adjust and suffer is not something that is pleasant. And its usually expected anymore. Which is kinda sad to say the least.

There should be a list on this site of people who consistently bail or no show for their groups. The rest of us that actually care for the effort we put in deserve at least that much. Some of us have a real life that is hard to get away from and we do not deserve to have our time wasted./EndRant

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